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Bob and Patrice Rosenthal of Ojai, Calif., enjoy the view at Tsankawi, a division of Bandelier National Monument, near White Rock. (Courtesy of Karl F. Moffatt)

The best hiking under the sun

By Karl Moffatt / For Journal North

These three gems offer grand vistas and — for now — delightfully warm New Mexico sunshine

Chimney Rock is a significant landmark on the Chimney Rock Trail at Ghost Ranch, north of Santa Fe. (Courtesy of James Glover)

Terrific treks

By Glen Rosales / For the Journal

Although the nearby mountains are snowcapped and many of the higher-elevation hiking trails may be impassable without snowshoes, plenty of viable options remain for hikers who want to get out and enjoy the exercise and spectacular scenery.

MaryAnn Gerst, left,of Albuqeruque along with her sister Caroline Hayes of Ames, Iowa, at the start of their post-Kilimanjaro safari. According to Gerst, the "t-shirts say it all." Photo courtesy of MaryAnn Gerst.

Trek of a lifetime

By Nancy Tipton / ABQJournal.com


Flurry in the Bosque

By John Fleck / Of the Journal

SAN ANTONIO — Bill Trujillo first noticed the growing traffic to the Bosque del Apache back in …

See side of refuge most people don’t

By Jessica Dyer / Journal Staff Writer

Sevilleta tour goes to remote areas in search of wildlife evidence Where humans don’t often tread, the elk roam and… more »

sandhill cranes, bosque del apache, October 2012

Festival of the Cranes

By John Fleck / Journal Staff Writer

Aaron Mize, the acting refuge manager at the Bosque del Apache, found a historical treasure for me over the weekend… more »

Don’t get rattled

By Peter BG Shoemaker / For the Journal

When out on a hike, be prepared for encounters with native snakes

Visitors walk along cliff dwellings at Bandelier National Monument. (Journal)

Snapshot: Bandelier National Monument

By Journal Staff

History unfolds from above at Bandelier National Monument, 30 minutes from Los Alamos, where the ancestral Pueblo people made their… more »

The evening bat flight is a must-see at Carlsbad Caverns National Park. (File)

Snapshot: Carlsbad Caverns

By Journal Staff

Hundreds of feet below ground, visitors to Carlsbad Caverns National Park in southeastern New Mexico get a close-up view of… more »